What Causes Teeth to Discolor?

There are many circumstances that can cause teeth to discolor. Stains that affect the tooth enamel only are extrinsic and can be corrected.  Discoloration that is embedded in the tooth is intrinsic and can’t be easily whitened. Here are several reasons why teeth stain: Foods/drinks: Coffee, tea, colas, wines, and certain fruits and vegetables. Tobacco use: Smoking…

Types of Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry repairs damaged teeth or replaces missing one.  The goal is to save teeth and prevent future oral health issues.  The restored teeth look, feel, and work like natural teeth and keeps your teeth aligned correctly. Types of restorative dentistry: Fillings are the most common type of dental restoration. The decay is removed and…

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The Difference Between Plaque and Tartar

Have you ever wondered what is the difference between plaque and tartar?  Many think they are interchangeable, but it’s important to know the difference and how to prevent both.  Plaque and tartar buildup are the result of bacteria in your mouth.  If left untreated, the buildup can lead to serious oral health problems. What is…

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Teeth Cleaning Explained

Some people dread going to the dentist, but they know that teeth cleaning can prevent severe oral issues and find problems before they become serious.  Dental cleanings twice a year can reduce the risk of developing gum disease, remove plaque and tartar buildup, and find cavities before they cause problems. Knowing what is going to…